Heat wave http://publicradiotulsa.org en More Record Breaking Heat http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/more-record-breaking-heat <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; A record temperature has been set again in Oklahoma.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">According to the National Weather Service, the temperature peaked at 112 degrees in Oklahoma City and Tulsa Thursday afternoon.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">For Oklahoma City, the high temperature broke a record of 110 degrees set in 1980. The 112-degree reading equaled Wednesday&#39;s daytime high and is one degree cooler than Oklahoma City&#39;s all-time high of 113.</span></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:08:30 +0000 Associated Press 23439 at http://publicradiotulsa.org More Record Breaking Heat Bridge on Oklahoma Highway Damaged by Heat http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bridge-oklahoma-highway-damaged-heat <p>GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) &mdash; Officials had to close part of a bridge in Guthrie after it buckled because of the extreme heat.</p><div><p>Department of Transportation officials shut down Oklahoma Highway 33 near downtown Guthrie Wednesday night and is expected to remain closed Friday afternoon.</p><p>Transportation spokeswoman Terri Angier told The Oklahoman two panels expanded at the joint, pushed against each other and came up a few inches on the roadway. She says extreme heat causes older bridges and older pavement to buckle.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:06:08 +0000 Associated Press 23438 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Bridge on Oklahoma Highway Damaged by Heat Heat Warning is Expanded http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/heat-warning-expanded-0 <p>The National Weather Service in Tulsa has expanded the coverage area of the Excessive Heat Warning. The warning now includes all of the Tulsa Metro and well as major counties in West Central Arkansas.&nbsp; Below is the text from the Tulsa Weather Service Office:</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:37:04 +0000 KWGS News 23156 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Heat Warning is Expanded Early heat wave hikes water usage in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/early-heat-wave-hikes-water-usage-tulsa <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Members of Tulsa&rsquo;s Heat Coalition urge caution in this heat wave. They also have a reminder about water usage. It&rsquo;s way up for this time of year. More gallons were used Monday than on any one day in all of June last summer. Bob Bledsoe with the city of Tulsa says 164 million gallons were consumed Monday, topping the highest usage day in June last year by 13 million gallons.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:49:09 +0000 Marshall Stewart 21251 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Early heat wave hikes water usage in Tulsa